Sassy Kathy, once upon a time a Green Party member, and quite a prominent one, says:
I’m sorry Oregon’s Green Party machinations & disregard for democratic process has long since left me indifferent to its fate. I think what we all must do is to get involved in issues and strive to inform and de-program fellow Oregonians re the duopoly’s control of an utterly corrupt political system. I don’t know what can bring about real and lasting reform or change but I do know it will have to be a grass roots movement, and not some brain child of some egomaniac political leader in any currently existing party. I’ve never seen any evidence of leadership in the Green Party of the values it claims on paper to respect. I like their statements – but I would like more concrete evidence of respect for those values. I do admire your commitment to peace – to the point of going to prison rather than fight in an unjust war, and I respect Emma’s commitment to Green Party values, but neither of you have the respect of that party’s leadership.